Senior College Captains Attend RSL Remembrance Day Ceremony at Vansittart Park
Wednesday 11 November, marked the anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).
102 years ago, on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War. Five divisions of the Australian Corps had been at the forefront of the allied advance to victory, but victory had come at a heavy cost. They suffered almost 48,000 casualties during 1918, including more than 12,000 dead.
In the four years of the war, more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, with more than 60,000 giving their lives.
Each year, our College Captains place a wreath at the local monument on Remembrance Day and observe one minute’s silence at 11:00am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
Thank you to David and Naomi for doing St Martins Lutheran College proud at the Vansittart Park Service.
The College pays respect in a special Remembrance Day Ceremony
On Wednesday 11 November, the College held our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony.
All students, teachers and staff came together to pay respects to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country and those who are currently serving around the world.
The service featured a Catafalque party, made up of our students involved with the local Army Cadets. The College’s Junior School Captains delivered the Prayer of Remembrance, while Year 7 student
Christopher Mossford-MacGregor played The Last Post. Our Air Force Cadets assisted Foundation students in raising the Australian flag before the Junior School students laid wreaths that they had made in class.